NAPLES — The U.S. House Committee on Ethics announced Wednesday it is dropping its investigation into former U.S. Rep. Trey Radel.
In a statement released Wednesday, the committee’s chairman and ranking member said while an investigative subcommittee began its investigation, it was “unable to complete its work before Representative Radel resigned from the House on January 27, 2014.”
“As a consequence, the investigative subcommittee no longer has jurisdiction over him,” the statement continued. “This statement constitutes the investigative subcommittee’s final action regarding this matter.”
The committee was established on Dec. 12 to investigate whether Radel violated any House codes following an October drug bust. Radel pleaded guilty to a possession of cocaine charge in November and received one year of probation and no jail time.
He resigned Monday.
STATEMENT ANNOUNCING END OF INVESTIGATION INTO FORMER U.S. REP. TREY RADEL
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